Activist Training Institute (ATI) Open House

February 23, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Vietnamese American Initiative for Development
42 Charles St
MA 02122

Activist Training Institute (ATI) is recruiting participants for its 2019 cohort! We are hosting an open house for folks who may be interested in applying. This is an opportunity to learn more about the program and ask members of the planning team questions!

Can’t make the open house? We’ll also be hosting a Zoom (virtual) call on Wednesday, 2/27 from 8-9 pm which will be Q&A style.

Please RSVP on this Google form so we can get a better count on how many folks to expect!

Application can be found here:

The Activist Training Institute (ATI) is a training and development program founded in 2005 as a collaborative effort between API Movement and the Asian American Resource Workshop (AARW). ATI provides opportunities for activists who identify as Asian Pacific American (APA) to develop collective political identity, analysis, skills, and community. ATI’s goal is to deepen commitment to social justice movement building in the Greater Boston area by supporting the development of Asian Americans aspiring to become organizers.

We do this by:
Examining and understanding social movements and their components
Honing organizing skills
Supporting existing, local organizing efforts, including campaigns
Developing a shared political analysis
Building a multigenerational community of activists

Topics covered include building social movements during this period, Boston’s Asian American communities, organizing skills, and movement leadership.

In addition to the training content, ATI incorporates a hands-on, practicum component in which teams of participants partner with a community organization to support a current campaign or project. We use experiential learning methods – such as neighborhood tours, case studies and guest panels – to complement concepts and frameworks with applied learning.

Who should apply?
APA-identified activists who:
– Live or work in the Boston area
– Have experience in APA communities and/or other social justice work
– Are committed to working within the Greater Boston APA community
– Want to be connected to others who share a desire for social change and social justice
– Are looking for community and new learning opportunities